Tulipa humilis

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Tulipa humilis Herb.

Liliaceae

Life form: bulb or tuber
Usage: ornamental plant

Exposure: sun   7

Moisture: moderately moist

Soil: sandy loam

Arrangement: alternate
Leaves: decidious

Shape: linear

Division: simple

Shape: six-stellate
Fruit: loculicidal capsule

V

61C / b71f53 

Inflorescence: solitary

Petals: not specified
Habit: not specified

Growth form: not specified

Taxonomy

Divisio:
Magnoliophyta
Subdivisio:
Magnoliophytina
Classis:
Liliopsida
Subclassis:
Liliidae
Superordo:
Lilianae
Ordo:
Liliales
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Tulipa humilis belongs to the group of bulbous and tuberous plants.

Contents

Naming

Tulipa humilis was described by William Herbert. The name is considered as validly published.

Taxonomy

Tulipa humilis is a species in the genus Tulipa which contains approximately 114 to 127 species and belongs to the family of the Liliaceae (Lily Family). The type species of the genus is Tulipa gesneriana.

Characteristics

Growth

The plants reach heights of 15 to 25 centimetres.

Leaves

Tulipa humilis is deciduous. The mid-green, simple leaves are alternate. They are linear with entire margins.

Flowers and Fruits

Tulipa humilis produces solitary dark-pink six-stellate flowers in May.

The plants produce loculicidal capsules.

Root System

Distribution

Tulipa humilis is native to the Caucasus, Iran and northern Iraq.

Cultivation

The plants prefer a sunny situation on moderately moist soil. The substrate should be sandy loam. They tolerate temperatures down to -18°C (USDA zone 7).

Uses

Maintenance and Propagation

Cultivars

Pests and Diseases

Literature

  • Walter Erhardt, Erich Götz, Nils Bödeker, Siegmund Seybold: Der große Zander. Eugen Ulmer KG, Stuttgart 2008, ISBN 978-3-8001-5406-7. (Ger.)
  • Christoper Brickell (Editor-in-chief): RHS A-Z Encyclopedia of Garden Plants. Third edition. Dorling Kindersley, London 2003, ISBN 0-7513-3738-2.

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